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Practical Agriculture Studies Online

By ACS Distance Education on April 23, 2018 in Farming | comments

Our agriculture courses are designed to offer  very flexible and practical learning.

Yes, of course you read through lesson materials and answer assignment questions, but our courses are more unique than this.

Within our courses, you are encouraged to use all possible research resources and to carry out more practical work and research. With this type of study, your learning is really enhanced and it will help you place your learning into practice.

 

Grow Flowering Nursery Plants

By ACS Distance Education on April 19, 2018 in Horticulture | comments

All gardeners and nurserymen know that a plant sells better when it has a flower on it.

One trick to being successful in any nursery is thus, learning how to get plants to flower - then selling them before the flower is lost.

 

Green Wall Maintenance

By ACS Distance Education on April 18, 2018 in Built Environment & Horticulture | comments

Designing and building a green wall is only the start. Seeing the plants thrive and stay in good condition is another thing.

If the vertical garden is designed well and maintained appropriately, using well chosen plant cultivars; the affect can be great; but with a lack of knowledge, resources or effort, a green wall can deteriorate very fast. 

 

Improving Vocational Education and Training

By ACS Distance Education on April 12, 2018 in Education & Jobs Success | comments

There are Better Ways to Learn.

Vocational education in Australia and many other countries is over regulated, wasteful of limited resources, and not reflecting it's true purpose - to help people learn. Problems are compounding every year but there are solutions.

We are aware of what needs doing and have been reinventing our college to cater to the 21st century; but despite some exception, many education institutions are sadly still operating as they did in the last century.

 

Comfort Food is a Real Thing

By ACS Distance Education on February 12, 2018 in Food & Psychology | comments

Food can really comfort a person suffering from Grief.

A Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Herbert states that food can be restorative, once the initial pain of losing someone is overcome.  "Food is a connective aspect in our lives and they would have probably shared many experiences that would have involved the preparation, shopping for or sharing of food and taste experiences - this can lead to memories which can be triggered in a positive or negative way", she explains.